The dedication of Hillsborough County coaches is crucial to the development of local athletic programs and the success of student athletes. The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award is proud to recognize this commitment with the Coach of the Year awards – presented to one male coach and one female coach. Each winning coach receives a $1,000 check. We encourage Hillsborough County coaches, student athletes and athletic directors to nominate coaches they feel have left a lasting, positive impact. The awards are presented annually at the Swope, Rodante Vanguard End of the Year Awards Banquet.